Pleurothallis pabstii Garay 1953 - See also Pleurothallis gert-hatschbachii Hoehne 1950 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Photo by Pieter C Brouwer and his PBase Orchid Photo Website


Drawing by Helmut Seehawer

Common Name Pabst's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Parana' and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 brown sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, obovate, leathery, dark olive green, conduplicate, finely attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, 4" [10 cm] long, mostly simultaneously to 6 flowered inflorescence and carries fragrant flowers.

Most likely a synonym of P gert-hatschbachii but I have left them separate now pending better references.

Synonyms Anathallis pabstii (Garay) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia pabstii (Garay) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 12: 173 Garay 1953;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing good/ photo ok;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:250 Pridgeon and Chase 2001 as Anathallis pabstii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia pabstii;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide;

Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Anathallis pabstii photo ok;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia as Anathallis pabstii photo fide